The Prairie Group brings an in-depth knowledge of all Chicago, Cook County, Collar Counties and State governmental agencies, boards and legislative bodies to support clients in a wide array of government relations services. Based on decades of experience, we know how to navigate the complexities of government affairs to deliver pragmatic, cost effective results to clients.

“I have known Fred and his team for years and his reputation is unmatched. With decades of experience working in state and local government, Fred has proven time and time again that he is the best at what he does. He currently leads one of the most prominent public affair firms in Illinois and is a tireless worker on behalf of his clients. His bi-partisan approach is impressive… He is a problem-solver and knows how to get the job done, producing great results for all involved.”

Dan Cronin

Former Chairman DuPage County Board

Our approach to government relations is unique among lobbying firms:

In advising clients on how to formulate and achieve specific government relations objectives, our overriding goal is to enhance their reputation with public sector decision makers and the communities and marketplaces in which they serve. We begin each engagement by helping clients define their objectives and then advise them on how to align their products or services with relevant governmental goals to achieve success.

It has been said that “the true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” For over 15 years I have had the opportunity and privilege to work side by side with Fred Lebed as he tirelessly, faithfully and selflessly devoted his time, treasure and talents to our nonprofit mission. His business acumen, motive and style does not change as he moves from volunteer-driven to commercial-driven endeavors – he always strives to be fair, transparent and worthy of trust. Even though we are not one of his commercially-driven or politically-motivated clients who pay for his company’s services, he treats us like we are!

Shawn Jeffers

Former Executive Director Little City Foundation

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Pursuing governmental approvals or resources that may be accessible to clients requires careful analysis of regulatory and legislative issues to ensure that clients are well prepared to participate in the public approval process. The Prairie Group insists on providing accurate and credible information to key elected officials and their staffs, and works to build coalitions with interest groups that share common objectives with clients.

As registered lobbyists, The Prairie Group represents their clients in Springfield, City of Chicago and Cook County. They have also worked on complex lab issues with large federal agencies, such as U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). We have worked on critical Certificate of Need (CON) projects with the State of Illinois.

Our job: Connect the complex proverbial dots for our clients, prepare our clients for any situation, any challenge and insist on providing accurate, relevant and credible information to elected officials and other decision-makers on behalf of our clients.